We're a modern countryside practice with traditional values
Two Shires Medical Practice is a general medical practice covering a large rural area of South-east Leicestershire (roughly 150 square miles), bounded by Great Glen, Saddington, Laughton Hills, Lubenham, Market Harborough, Ashley, Medbourne, Blaston, Hallaton and Stonton Wyville. We accept any new patients living within our area who wish to register with us. We will also consider accepting patients living in nearby villages across the border in Northamptonshire. We also have the option to register patients who live outside the practice area but without any obligation to provide home visits (see New Patients)
Patients are registered with a named doctor within the Practice, and if you are unsure which doctor that is, please ask us. Although we cannot guarantee you will always be able to see your named doctor, you can book appointments with any doctor. If you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our team, please contact us.
The Practice operates from three sites - a main surgery in Kibworth, branch surgeries in Fleckney and Market Harborough. All three sites are staffed full time with surgeries and clinics running throughout the day. We also run outreach clinics in Hallaton and Medbourne once a week.
The surgery in Kibworth was converted from a former school building in 1992, hence its name, Old School Surgery. The building provides consulting rooms for up to 5 GPs and 3 nurses. A health visitor is based on site, and we have a dispensary.
At Fleckney, the branch surgery was converted in the early 1990s from a private bungalow and the accommodation includes two consulting rooms and a nurse’s room.
Our Market Harborough branch surgery, called Two Shires Surgery, was completed in 2005, and was purpose-built with 10 consulting rooms. It is located next to the Leisure Centre on the southern outskirts of the town, a health visitor is based on site, and there is a pharmacy attached.
All our sites have wheelchair access.
Our local Clinical Commissioning Group is East Leicestershire and Rutland which is responsible for planning and overseeing healthcare services of our patients. Should you wish to contact them please visit www.eastleicestershireandrutlandccg.nhs.uk or you can write to them at the address below or call them on Tel: (0116) 295 5105.
East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG
Unit 2-3 (Ground Floor)
Bridge Business Park
674 Melton Road
The nearest walk-in centre is Oadby and Wigston Walk-in Medical Centre, 18 The Parade, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 5BJ.
Training of General Practice Registrars
Two Shires Medical Practice is an approved training practice for the training of General Practice Registrars (GPRs).
GPRs are qualified doctors who have already worked in hospitals as junior doctors for at least 3 years. However, they would like to specialise in General Practice. They are usually doctors who are on the East Midlands Vocational Training Scheme. In order to qualify as a GP all doctors have to complete postgraduate training which includes at least 18 months training in General Practice.
The practice is regularly assessed for its suitability for postgraduate training in general practice by the East Midlands Deanery and was last re-assessed in November 2013. This process includes an inspection of medical records for quality, not content. If you object to your records being seen for this process then you must let the Practice Manager know in writing so these notes can be withdrawn.
An essential component of training in all medical practice is the use of video and joint consultations. We hope that all our patients will be willing to take part in these educational surgeries to help us all in improving and maintaining our medical and consultation skills. All video recordings are strictly confidential and are used only for teaching.
When the use of video is made during consultations as an aid to training and learning, you will always be given an information leaflet and consent form, and the receptionist will explain the procedure to you. A recording will not be undertaken without a patient’s consent and intimate or physical examinations will not be recorded. The camera will be switched off on request. If you are accompanied by a friend or relative during the consultation, you are advised that they are there at your invitation and will also be informed of their right of confidentiality and consent. You will be asked to sign a post-consultation form after seeing your doctor and if you are still agreeable for the recording of the consultation to remain on tape. You are offered a chance to view the recording, in the form in which it is intended to be shown and have the right to withdraw consent to the use of the recording at that stage.
The approved trainer at this practice is Dr Trudy Spencer, but all the doctors and nurses are involved in training.
From time to time, the practice also invites medical students for training. We will notify you if there is a training session with your doctor by displaying a notice on reception. If you do not want another person present during your consultation, please notify the receptionist. Do not be afraid to refuse.
Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best. In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you. Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience.
To find local clinical research studies, go to: http://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk
To find out more about clinical research in the East Midlands visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/east-midlands
To read about other patients who have benefitted from taking part in clinical research visit: http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/can-help/patients-carers-public/patient-stories/
From time to time we also participate in research by sharing anonymised health and demographic data with researchers working on diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Surveys and Questionnaires
From time to time we ask our patients' opinions about the Surgery and we use the results to improve the way in which we run the practice. Please take the time to complete one if you have the time. We value and appreciate your participation.
There are suggestion boxes at all our surgeries for constructive comments.